A Man

by Kei Ishikawa

A Man


After divorcing, Rie has found happiness with her second husband Daisuke and formed a new family. But when Daisuke dies in a tragic accident, she discovers her new husband was not the man she thought he was. Rie calls on the attorney Kido to help her find the truth about the identity of the man she loved. A quest that will open larger questions about the nature of identity itself, and what makes a person real at all.


Kei ISHIKAWA was born in 1977 at Aichi-Prefecture. After graduating from Tohoku University in physics, Ishiawa studied at Polish National Film School. After his return, he worked on several documentaries and shorts. In 2017 he directed his debut film, “Traces of Sin” won many awards as an upcoming director. In 2019, he directed “Listen to the Universe“ which won many awards including best picture for Hochi Film Award and best director for Mainichi Film Awards.


2021 Arc
2019 Listen to the Universe
2018 Ten Years Japan
2018 Innocent Days
2017 Trace of Sin
2017 Ten
2013 Conversation (s)
2010 It's All In The Fingers
2010 Re: Play-Girls


Satoshi Tsumabuki - Akira Kido
Sakura Ando - Rie Taniguchi
Masataka Kubota - Daisuke Taniguchi


Director Kei Ishikawa
Author of the original story Keiichiro Hirano
Scriptwriter Kosuke Mukai
Based on the novel by Keiichiro Hirano "A MAN"
Music by Cicada
Cinematography Ryuto Kondo
Lighting Director Kenjiro Soh
Production design Hiroyuki Wagatsuma
Editing Kei Ishikawa
Sound Takeshi Ogawa
Costume design Sayaka Takahashi
Special effects Satoshi Akabane

Technical Data

Original Title: Aru Otoko
International Title: A Man
Format: DCP / 2K / 1.66:1 / Color / 5.1
Length: 121 min
Original Language: Japanese
A Man
A Man

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